National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI)

Mississippi State University

The purpose of the NTAC-BVI is to help improve the employment outcomes of individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Whether you are interested in employing someone who is blind or visually impaired, provide services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, or have a visual impairment yourself, this site will serve as your headquarters for resources and technical assistance. We hope that you will find the information helpful, come back often, and take advantage of the online courses. We welcome your suggestions for making this site a more useful learning community focused on topics related to the employment of persons who are blind or visually impaired. You may contact us by email: NTAC-BVI is a development of The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision's current grant from The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.

David Bouchard, young man with white cane going to work.

Photo of Mr. Downey

Rather than slowing him down, vision loss gives Chris Downey a competitive advantage. An accomplished architect who suddenly lost his sight seven years ago, Chris has channeled his grit and creativity to carve out a unique niche for himself in the field of architecture.

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P. O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762


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Funded by:
Funded by the United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133B10022.
GRANT 90RT5040-01-00